O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000)

They have a plan, but not a clue.

Original Title : O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Director : Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Writer : Homer (I)
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Genre : Comedy
Country : UK
Language : English
Producer : Tim Bevan , John Cameron (II) , Ethan Coen , Eric Fellner , Robert Graf (II)
Music : T-Bone Burnett
Carter Burwell
Chris Thomas King
Photography : Roger Deakins
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for some violence and language.
IMDB ID : 0190590
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George Clooney Ulysses Everett McGill
John Turturro Pete
Tim Blake Nelson Delmar O'Donnell
John Goodman Big Dan Teague
Holly Hunter Penny Wharvey McGill
Chris Thomas King Tommy Johnson
Charles Durning Gov. Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel
Charles Durning Gov. Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel


Loosely based on Homer's 'Odyssey' the movie deals with the grotesque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everetts home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters. Among them sirens, a cyclops, bankrobber George 'Babyface' Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning Governor, his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet, who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find."


A great sound, a great look, and a great story. I was into the movie right away.I've seen the other Coen movies, with the exception of Raising Arizona, and I've noticed that each of their movies has a color.Fargo is gray/white, Lebowski is bright orange, and this movie is a pleasant yellow. The bright pleasant qualities of this movie start right away.Soon the look is accompanied by the great, great music.It's the old folk sound, the kind of music that was written during a time when music was enjoyed as a part of day to day life.Enjoyed by everyone, chain-gangs, church choirs, and even prison escapees. Now, about the prison escapees.I don't know what crime their characters could have possibly committed, as they are a very very friendly group of guys.Clooney is fantastic, completely nailing his role. Go see this as soon as possible.I believe that it can be enjoyed by anyone at some level.For some reason, the theater I was in was full of old ladies and old men, and they loved it. You'll love it too, I promise.I was compelled to get my hands on the soundtrack right away.
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